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Coyotes to get new Arizona name, new patches in 2014-15

Posted on 11th February 2014 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Phoenix Coyotes, make that the Arizona Coyotes, will be re-branded in 2014-15. The re-brand will include a new shoulder patch that will be unveiled in the 2014 pre-season.

The Coyotes have been in the state of Arizona since 1996-97, with the franchise moving from club’s original WHA-NHL home of Winnipeg in the summer of 1996. The club states that while it will introduce a new shoulder patch, it will not change the overall look of their home and away jerseys.

“We are very excited to announce that our franchise name will change to Arizona Coyotes for the start of the 2014-15 NHL season,” said LeBlanc. “Becoming the Arizona Coyotes makes sense for us since we play our games in Glendale and the city is such a great partner of ours. We also want to be recognized as not just the hockey team for Glendale or Phoenix, but the team for the entire state of Arizona and the Southwest. We hope that the name ‘Arizona’ will encourage more fans from all over the state, not just the valley, to embrace and support our team.”

The Coyotes play in the Pacific Division, one of two divisions in the NHL’s Western Conference. They were Pacific Division champions in 2011-12. The team is currently located in Glendale, AZ, although before 2003 the team played in Phoenix.

Also announced in February, the Coyotes will wear a 1996-97 Aztec style throwback jersey for at least one game in 2014-15.

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